“I don’t know how much longer I can take all this disrespect.”
“We really need some better tools.”
Do any of these thoughts ring true for you? If so, we can help. Parenting is the hardest job in the world and parenting during the adolescent years is the hardest time to be a parent. We specialize in helping parents and teens. Sometimes this work happens separately and other times we work with everyone together.
The vast majority of parents and teens that see us report that they’ve met the goals that they set out to achieve. Some of the common outcomes for teens include:
- Doing better in school.
- Having more friends.
- Feeling less depressed or anxious.
- More self confidence.
- Better self control.
For parents, a lot of the benefits they describe include:
- Improved communication and cooperation with the other parent.
- Less anger and hostility towards their child.
- More confidence as a parent.
- A better relationship with their child.
- A useful road map and plan for dealing with their teen.
- Less tension and conflict at home.
If you’re like most of the parents that contact us for counseling, you’re a good parent with good kids. You may be asking for help because you’re understandably worried about your child or family and not sure what to do. We’ve been therapists working with teens and families for more than 10 years. There are very few problems we haven’t seen.
Some of the more common issues we see on a daily basis include struggles with:
- Low self-esteem.
- Family conflict.
- Explosive behavior.
- School underachievement.
- Setting limits and boundaries.
We encourage you to trust your instincts and get additional support or perspective regarding your family. We’d be happy to talk with you on the phone to answer any questions you have and help you determine if counseling with us would be the right fit for you and your child.